M.C. Sungaila, Orange County and Los Angeles appellate partner at Snell & Wilmer, received the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association’s (OCHBA) Attorney of the Year Award for her sustained commitment to pro-bono appellate work. She received her award at the OCHBA’s 37th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove.
The OCHBA promotes education, unity, and excellence in the Hispanic legal community by expanding the business and professional opportunities available to its members, enhancing the members’ business and professional stature in the Hispanic community, increasing the participation of Hispanic leaders in civic affairs and enhancing the quality of life for the members and the community.
At Snell & Wilmer, Ms. Sungaila has consistently briefed and argued appeals raising cutting-edge core
business issues, and has helped secure important rights for women and girls, nationally and
internationally. Twice named a “Notable Appellate Practitioner” by Chambers U.S.A., she is described by clients in one Chambers listing as a “gifted appellate lawyer who consistently delivers bottom line results.” Clients call on her to craft winning approaches to emerging legal issues across multiple cases and jurisdictions. Clients also value her strategic approach during pretrial and trial consultations in cases where an appeal by either side appears inevitable or a “key case” outcome might impact a whole series of cases for a client.